(20 ILCS 105/8.05)
(from Ch. 23, par. 6108.05)
Alzheimer's disease grants.
(a) As used in this Section, unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) "Participant" means an individual with
Alzheimer's disease or a disease of a related type, particularly in the moderate to severe stage, whose care, needs and behavioral problems make it difficult for the individual to participate in existing care programs. The individual may be 60 years of age or older on the presumption that he or she is a prospective recipient of service under this Act.
(2) "Disease of a related type" means any of those
irreversible brain disorders which result in the symptoms described in paragraph (4). This includes but is not limited to multi-infarct dementia and Parkinson's disease.
(3) "Grantee" means any public or private nonprofit
agency selected by the Department to develop a care program for participants under this Section.
(4) "Care needs" or "behavioral problems" means the
manifestations of symptoms which may include but are not limited to memory loss, aphasia (communication disorder), becoming lost or disoriented, confusion and agitation with the potential for combativeness and incontinence.
(b) In an effort to address the needs of persons suffering from
Alzheimer's disease or a disease of a related type, the Department may
encourage the development of adult day care for these persons through
administration of specialized Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Centers. These
projects may be designed to identify and meet the unique needs of the
affected population, including the use of special evaluation standards and
techniques that take into consideration both the physical and cognitive
abilities of individual applicants or recipients.
The Department may establish at least one urban and one rural
specialized Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center. Each center shall be
designed so as to meet the unique needs and protect the safety of each
participant. Each center shall be staffed by persons specially trained to
work with participants. Each center shall operate in concert with regional
The Department shall contract with a public or private nonprofit
agency or with professional persons in the fields of health or social
services with expertise in Alzheimer's disease, a disease of a related
type, or a related dementia to develop a training module that includes
information on the symptoms and progress of the diseases and to develop
appropriate techniques for dealing with the psychosocial, health, and
physical needs of participants.
The training module may be developed for specialized Alzheimer's Day
Care Resource Centers and may be available to other community based
providers who serve this client population. The training module shall be
owned and may be distributed by the Department.
Subject to appropriation, grants may be awarded at current rates as set by the Department on
Aging under Section 240.1910 of Title 89 of the Illinois Administrative
Code, with at least one urban and one rural program for the specialized
Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Centers. The Department may adopt policies,
priorities and guidelines to carry out the purposes of this Section.
(c) A prospective grantee shall apply in a manner prescribed by the
Department and shall:
(1) Identify the special care needs and behavioral
problems of participants and design its program to meet those needs.
(2) Demonstrate that its program has adequate and
appropriate staffing to meet the nursing, psychosocial and recreational needs of participants.
(3) Provide an outline of the design of its physical
facilities and the safeguards which shall be used to protect the participants.
(4) Submit a plan for assisting individuals who
cannot afford the entire cost of the program. This may include eligibility policies, standards and criteria that are unique to the needs and requirements of the population being served under this Act, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 4.02 and related rules and regulations. This may also include but need not be limited to additional funding sources to provide supplemental aid and allowing family members to participate as volunteers at the facility.
(5) Submit a plan for using volunteers and volunteer
aids and provide an outline for adequate training of those volunteers.
(6) Identify potential sources of funding for its
facility and outline plans to seek additional funding to remain solvent. This may include private donations and foundation grants, Medicare reimbursement for specific services and the use of adult education and public health services.
(7) Establish family support groups.
(8) Encourage family members to provide
transportation to and from the facility for participants.
(9) Concentrate on participants in the moderate to
severe range of disability.
(10) Provide a noon meal to participants. The meal
may be provided by an organization providing meals to the elderly or needy.
(11) Establish contact with local educational
programs such as nursing and gerontology programs to provide onsite training to students.
(12) Provide services to assist family members,
including counseling and referral to other resources.
(13) Serve as a model available to service providers
for onsite training in the care of participants.
(d) The Department shall periodically report to the General Assembly before
December 1 on the pilot project grants. The report may include but need not
be limited to the following:
(1) A description of the progress made in
implementing the programs.
(2) The number of grantees who have established
programs under this Section.
(3) The number and characteristics of participants
served by the programs, including but not limited to age, sex, diagnosis, reason for admission, functional impairment, referral source, living situation, and payment source.
(4) An evaluation of the usefulness of the programs
in delaying the placement of the participants in institutions, providing respite to families who care for participants in the home and providing a setting for onsite training in the care of participants.
(5) A description of findings on the appropriate
level and type of care required to meet the nursing and psychosocial needs of the participants and appropriate environmental conditions and treatment methods.
(Source: P.A. 96-918, eff. 6-9-10.)